kids encyclopedia robot

Mohammed Zahir Shah facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Mohammed Zahir Shah
King of Afghanistan
King Zahir Shah of Afghanistan in 1963.jpg
King Zahir in 1950s
Reign 8 November 1933 - 17 July 1973
Predecessor Mohammed Nadir Shah
Successor Monarchy abolished Mohammed Daoud Khan as President of Afghanistan
Born 16 October 1914
Kabul, Afghanistan
Died July 23, 2007(2007-07-23) (aged 92)
Kabul, Afghanistan
Burial Maranjan Hill
House Barakzai
Father Mohammed Nadir Shah
Mother Mah Parwar Begum

Mohammed Zahir Shah (16 October 191423 July 2007) was the last King (Shah) of Afghanistan. He ruled for four decades, from 1933 to 1973.

Mohammed Zahir Shah became king of Afghanistan at the age of nineteen after the assassination of his father in November 1933. Since he was so young, his uncle, Shah Mahmood Khan ran the government. Mohammed Zahir Shah took control and was able to keep Afghanistan’s neutral position in international politics.

In July 17, 1973, Mohammed Zahir Shah was no longer king after a bloodless coup. He died on July 23, 2007(2007-07-23) (aged 92)

Images for kids

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Mohammed Zahir Shah para niños

kids search engine
Mohammed Zahir Shah Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.